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  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Spencer Ackerman

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    Graphic Policy is back with a brand new episode with special guest, and award winning journalist Spencer Ackerman.


    Comics have often featured torture as a method for the heroes to extract information or get them to their goal. We most recently saw this in Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil, where torture is a key point in advancing the hero's plot. We'll discuss torture in comics, and its place in the modern stories and the world.


    Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo's Incredible Hulk run.


    We want to hear your thoughts on the topic. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy or call in live.
     

  • 01:15

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

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    This Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news.


    On this episode, we're discussing:



    All-New X-Men made waves this past week when founding X-Man Bobby Drake aka Iceman was revealed to be gay. The writing though was controversial concerning statements around bisexuality. We talk about what happened, what we like vs what is still really troubling.
    DC Comics revealed that Frank Miller will be penning Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Miller will be joined by Brian Azzarello on writing duties. We discuss the unfortunate name for the new series.
    DC Comics' Convergence is wrapping up its first month this week. The two month event consists of a main series and a bunch of tie-in series. We discuss what we think so far. and what we hope to see in the second month.


    We'll discuss all of that and more! We want to hear what you think too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy or call in to let us know what you think.

  • 02:00

    Graphic Policy Radio dares to talk Daredevil

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    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode on Monday April 20. The show will air LIVE at 10pm ET. This episode we're talking about ole hornhead himself Daredevil, and the brand new Marvel and Netflix series Daredevil! Joining us is return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK.


    April 10 saw the launch of the new series featuring 13 episodes starring Daredevil which kicked off Marvel and Netflix's small screen plan. While it started with this one series, we can expect to see four more series to follow including A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and then The Defenders!


    Joining us to discuss this all is Scott who is the proprietor of the AV Club’s Internet Film School and an Assistant Editor for Salon. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.


    So listen in LIVE, and join the conversation too. We want to hear what you have to say, so call us at (619) 768-2952 or Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with guest Kelly Thompson

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    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is getting truly outrageous as comic creator Kelly Thompson joins us to discuss Jem & The Holograms! The series debuts Wednesday March 25 and features art from Sophie Campbell.


    In addition to the upcoming Jem & The Holograms comic, Kelly is the writer of Storykiller and The Girl Who Would Be King, as well as the co-writer of Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps.


    Jem will be on a lot of people's minds as there's not only the comic, but a live action movie hitting theaters October 2015. For those who don't remember the rocking 80s cartoon....


    It’s the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound… But one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she finds is truly outrageous!


    Joining us is frequent guest Emma Houxbois. Emma is a queer blogger for hire out of Vancouver, BC, and the DC Comics reviewer for The Rainbow Hub!


    So join us Monday and find out what everyone will be talking about, when we discuss Jem & the Holograms with Kelly Thompson. We want to hear from you too! Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:13

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

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    It's Monday night, and that means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show thay mixes politics and comics. It's been a bit since we discussed recent releases and general news in the comic industry, so it's potluck Monday!


    On this episode:



    We talk what we've been reading and discuss hot comics and graphic novels you should check out, and what you should skip, and what we're looking forward to!
    Emerald City Comicon was this past weekend with lots of announcements and hints as to what's coming up. We round up the news and talk about what you need to know.
    Geekdom and politics clashed this past week and the largest game convention in North American Gen Con spoke out about Indiana's SB 101, and threatened to leave the state if passed. We lay it out there as to what you need to know.
    The past few weeks also saw controversy. We discuss the recent round of harassment as well as the controversy over DC Comics variant cover to Batgirl #41.


    We discuss all of that and more this Monday! We want to hear from you. Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:18

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks Doctor Who

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    Graphic Policy Radio returns after a breif hiatus, and in this episode we go Who! Tonight, we're discussing Doctor Who, focusing on Titan Comics' various series featuring the many recent doctors. We're joined tonight with special guests Amanda Mayer and Chris Reid.


    Amanda Mayer is a writer, director, and comedian, as well as a long-time Whovian.  She can currently be seen performing with musical improv teams Goats and Orphan Alley around NYC.


    Chris Reid is a lifelong nerd, avid gamer (both digital and physical) and consumer of sci-fi and fantasy entertainment in its various forms. He runs a solo law practice in Brooklyn, working largely with indie game developers and others in the game industry helping them navigate the various legal issues that crop up in their business (and sometimes procrastinating by playing his client's games). Chris watched the occasional old-school Doctor Who as a kid when it was on TV, but didn't really get into the Whoniverse (don't call it that) until about 2008, at which point he became an instant obsessive fan.


    Join us for this wibbly wobbly timey wimey episode as we enjoy some fish fingers and custard and talk all things Who!

  • 01:34

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Ronald Wimberly

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    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. This Monday we're joined by comic creator Ronald Wimberly.


    Wimberly has a long career working on numerous series and with publishers such as Marvel, Vertigo, IDW and more! His work has been seen in many comics such as IDW's Black Dynamite, Marvel's She-Hulk, BOOM!'s Dead Letters, and so much more. His 2012 Vertigo release Prince of Cats, which he wrote and provided art, is a hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


    We'll be discussing all of the above, and more!


    We of course want to hear from you. You can call in with your questions, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:28

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

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    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio returns! This is the show that mixes comics and politics.


    On this episode:



    We discuss the finale of All-New X-Factor. Issue #20 wraps up Peter David's latest run of Marvel's X-Factor. We discuss the series and those revelations at the end.
    This summer Marvel's universes smash together creating an All-New Marvel with Secret Wars. We chat what this means for the 616, Ultimate Universe, as well as the return of Marvel Zombies, Age of Ultron, Future Imperfect, World War Hulk and more.
    DC Comics brings back the old and mixes it with the new when Convergence comes out for two months. We discuss what this all means for the DC Universe and what to expect after.


    We'll be discussing all of that and more! We also want to hear what you think. Call us and let us know your thoughts, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:26

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

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    This Monday sees a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. The first week of new comics of 2015 is behind us, and we're talking some of the brand new series that saw their first issues debut last Wednesday.


    On this episode:



    What character has beaten both Thanos and Doctor Doom? That'd be Squirrel Girl. The unbeatable Squirrel Girl gets her own series in Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. We discuss the first issue!
    Last week saw the debut of Agent Carter on ABC, and Marvel's Operation S.I.N. which features Agent Carter! We'll discuss the first issue, as well as the new show. How well has Marvel tied the comic and television series together? Find out!
    Image Expo took place last week, and we'll be discussing the numerous series that Image announced. You can find out what to expect from them in 2015!


    We'll talk all that, and more! We want to hear from you too. Call us with your thoughts, or Tweet us your thoughts at @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:08

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

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    It's Monday night and that means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio! We're back talking comics. There's been a lot of brand new comics debuting over the past few weeks, and some very high-profile ones at that. We'll be discussing....



    Angela: Asgard's Assassin - The character debuted in Spawn, but now is over at Marvel. After a stint in Guardians of the Galaxy, the character headlines her own series.
    Bitch Planet - The most talked about comic of the past week. This comic shows how you can take on social and political issues within an entertaining story.
    Deathlok - The classic character who was an integral part of last season's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets its own series.
    Secret Six - We loved the pre-New 52 version of the series, but how does this new team and relaunch stack up?
    and more!


    So join us this Monday and let us know your thoughts about these new series! You can call in or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

  • 01:12

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guests Keenan Marshall Keller & Tom Neely

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    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with two special guests. Joining us are Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely, the team behind the Image Comic series, The Humans.


    Apart, they are nothing...deemed by society as outcasts, misfits, losers, no good punks! But together, they are THE HUMANS! The Humans is a high-octane, no-holds-barred, ape-biker-gang chopper ride into '70s exploitation genre bliss. Follow Bobby, Johnny, and all The Humans as they fight and fly down the road to oblivion on a ride filled with chains, sex, leather, denim, hair, blood, bananas, and chrome.


    Tom Neely is a painter and cartoonist best known for the cult-hit indie comic book Henry & Glenn Forever, which he created with his artist collective The Igloo Tornado. His debut graphic novel, The Blot, earned him an Ignatz Award. He authored the Melvins comic book, Your Disease Spread Quick, and a collection of comic strip poems called Brilliantly Ham-fisted, and the painted novel, The Wolf.


    Keenan Marshall Keller is a letterer, colorist, inker, penciler, and writer. His work has been seen in Marvel Comics Presents, Henry & Glenn Forever, Eerie, and now he's the writer for The Humans.


    Join us this Monday as we talk to these two about this fantastic new series. We want to hear from you. Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.